Descendants of Richard Foxwell



First Generation


1. Richard Foxwell 1 2.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; 1635; Massachusetts Bay Colony, MA 3. From Planters of the Commonwealth: Passengers who came with Winthrop - no mention of what ship or even where the information was gathered -Richard Foxwell , prob. of London, Tailor - Boston, Barnstable
Mrs. ___ Foxwell
John Foxwell

2. CR - Baptism of Child; 30 Aug 1635; Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 2 4. Baptism of Mary ye daughter of Brother Foxwell.

3. Oath of Freemanship/Allegiance; 18 May 1631; Plymouth Colony, MA 2 5.

4. CR - Baptism of Child; 22 Apr 1638; Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 2 4. Baptism of Martha ye daughter of Brother Foxwell

5. Settler; 1640; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 2 6. Listed among the first settlers of Barnstable, MA in 1640: Richard Foxwell

6. CR - Baptism of Child; 4 Apr 1641; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 2 7. Ruth, daughter of Richard Foxwell

7. Military Service; 1943; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 2 8. Listed among those able to bear arms

8. VR - Death of Child; 21 Sep 1645; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 2 9. Buryed - John Foxwell, son of Brother Foxwell [may be the son of the other Richard Foxwell who came with Winthrop's Fleet, was a merchant in Maine & returned to England in 1633 or so]

9. Will; 7 Apr 1668; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 1 2. Richd Foxwell (Barnstable) Will names sons Samuel Bacon, Hugh Cole & da. Nelson. To church of Barnstable, for the poor. Names Mr. Adams, "woolen draper which did dwell in London." 1668, April 7th. In a suppliment names his son Nelson, with "my daughter Ruth." Inventory 30 May 1688, by Henry Cobb & Thomas Huckens. 28.18.6 [NEHGR 7:177]

10. Inventory Taken; 30 May 1688; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 1 2. 28.18.6

Richard married Anne Shelly 2, daughter of Robert Shelly. (Anne Shelly was born about 1614 in England 2.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Church Membership; 20 Apr 1634; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 10. on 20 April 1634 "Anne Shelley [John Coggeshall's] maid servant" was admitted to Boston church by letter of dismission from Roxbury [BChR 18];

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 17 Aug 1635; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. Richard Foxwell his Daughter Mary borne the 17th of August 1635

2. VR - Birth of Child; 24 Mar 1638/39; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. [Richard Foxwell his Daughter] Martha [borne] the 24 of Mar 1638

3. VR - Birth of Child; Mar 1641/42; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. [Richard Foxwell his Daughter] Ruth [borne] the Mar 1641


Children from this marriage were:

   2 F    i. Mary Foxwell 12 was born on 17 Aug 1635 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 17 Aug 1635; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. Richard Foxwell his Daughter Mary borne the 17th of August 1635

2. CR - Baptism; 30 Aug 1635; Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA 13. Mary ye daughter of Brother Foxwell bapd. [NEHGR 9:281]

Mary married Hugh Cole 12, son of James Cole and Mary Tibbes, on 8 Jan 1654/55 in Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 12 14. (Hugh Cole was born about 1628 in Barnstaple, Devon, ENG 12 and died on 22 Jan 1699/00 in Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 12.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Town Service; 8 Apr 1645; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 15. Mr Bradford Mr Prence Mr Paddy Mr Done Nathaniell Souther & Thomas Shouthwood for on on behalf of the Towne agreed with James Cole that his sonn Heugh Cole should keepe the Cowes this yeare from the middle of this instant Aprill untill the middle of November following and shall have fifty bushells of corne for his paynes and shall bring them up every morning to bee milked and then carry them forth to feede and bring them hoame at night. The Corne is to be equally levyed according to the number when they are prought together and eich man to pay his pporcon as it shall come to.

2. Town Service; 28 Feb 1650/51; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA. Hugh Cole was part of Samuel Hickes "Teame" - apparently for gathering wood.

3. Court Appearance; 6 Jun 1655; Plymouth Colony, MA 16. Item, wee present Hugh Cole, and Mary Foxwell, his now wife, in keeping company each with other in an vndecent manner, att an vnseasonable time and place, before marriage. [Owning the presentment as it lyeth, hee is fined 20s.]

4. Lands Recorded - Purchased; 4 Jan 1661/62; Plymouth Colony, MA 17. On 4 January 1661[/2] "Edward Holman ... of Plymouth ... seaman" sold to Hugh Cole of Plymouth, ship carpenter, "the one half of my lot share or portion of land commonly called the Purchase land, lying and being at a place Acushenah, Coaksett and places adjacent [MD 16:208-09, citing PCLR 2:2:79]

5. Town Service; 10 Jan 1661/62; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 18. It was ordered that a Rate of ten pounds should bee made and levied upon the Towne to be layed out in bellowes and tooles for a smith and to bee kept for the uses of the towne; The men deputed to make the said Rate were John Cooke, Nathaniell Warren, & hugh Cole.

6. Lands Recorded - Granted; 27 Oct 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 19. Fifty acrees of upland is graunted unto hugh Cole lying betwixt the hither mannomett point and the peece of salt marsh; with all the appurtenances belonging thereunto unto him and his heires for ever

7. Town Service; 27 May 1665; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 20. Certaine of the naighborhood betwixt the towne and the Eelriver were appointed by the towne to view the highwaies in the naighborhoods aforsaid and to Consult and Compund with the naighbors for the settling of them for the best conveniency that may bee both to the generall and each pticulare; and what conclustion the Come to of any wages that they make Record thereof to the Court that soe they may be entered upon publicke Record with the markes of them: and soe to bee pmanent: hugh Cole

8. Town Service; 5 Feb 1665/66; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 21. Leift Morton, Nath: Warren, Gorg Bonum, William Clark & Hugh Cole were appointed by the towne to settle two severall graunts of lands lying att Manomett Ponds viz: the one unto Samuell Ryder and the other utno the said Will: Clarke which graunts was to each of them twenty acrees:

9. Town Service; 17 Oct 1666; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 22. The waies layed out by Leift Ephraim Morton, Nathaniel Warren Robert ffinney hugh Cole William barlow & Nathaniel Morton Apointed by the Towne of Plymouth for to lay them out:

10. Town Service; 22 Oct 1666; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 23. Nathaniel Warren, Joseph Warren, William Clarke & hugh Cole are deputed by the Towne to Purchase all such lands as are to be Purchased of the Indians att or about Agawaam.

11. Lands Recorded - Granted; 2 Jan 1666/67; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 23. hugh Cole to be accomodated with meddow att the lower south meddow downe that River below those that have meddow there alreaddy graunted.

12. Lands Recorded; Jul 1667; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 24. The bounds of hugh Coles Land lying neare the hither mannomett pointe soe called is as followeth viz: bounded att the easterly end with a great Rocke by a place comonly called the salt marsh and soe Ranging up into the woods upon a southwest line halfe a point westerly; which is for the great Rocke spoken of 72 pole to a heap of stones; and Runing along by the sea one hundred and two pole; and there att the northerly end bounded with a heap of stones; and ther Runing into the woods southwest half a point westerly 72 pole and there bounded with a heap of stones.
In additon Ten acres of meddow was graunted unto hugh Cole lying at the south meddow brooke.

13. Town Service; 13 Oct 1667; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 25. That wheras the sume of twenty-two pounds is alowed by the Court with that which is alreddy expended towards the building of a bridge over the Eelriver: which is accepted by the towne These are appointed by the Towne to Receive the said sume; and to serch the old bridge and to take Course and agree with the workmen for the Rebuilding or Repaireing thereof in the place it now is in the most prudensial and frugalest way that may be: Leiftenant Morton, Gorge Bouum, Joseph Warren, William Clark & hugh Cole.

14. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 7 Apr 1668; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 1. Named as 'son Hugh Cole' in the will of his father-in-law, Richard Foxwell

15. Voted; 18 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 26. The names of such as have voated in Towne meeting in the Towne of Plymouth: hugh Cole.

16. Town Office; 16 Jun 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 27. The Towne have appointed hugh Cole Serjeant harlow and Stephen Bryant to take notice of such horses as are soe carried threw the Towne and are heerby Impowered to examine them whether they have a passe for them and all of them and in case they find them to be carrying of them away disorderly to take speedy Course to have them seized so the law may be followed on them; That is to say they are heerby Impowered to seize on them and forthwith bring them before some one of the majestrates of this Jurisdiction for tryal:

17. Church Membership; 22 Jun 1671; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 28. Baptist Church Records: "Hugh Cole propounded and was assented to if no materiall objection be brought in before next church meeting for government."

18. Town Service; 3 Jul 1689; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 29. July ye 3d 1689 at a Meeting of divers of ye propriators of Swanzey Agreed that a Committe of 3 men be chosen to treat & agree with Maje Wil. Bradford for a full release of all ye Lands & meadows within ye Township of Swanzey to ye Several Propriators thereof & the committee chosen is Mers. John Saffin, John Allen, Hugh Cole.

19. Town Service; 9 Aug 1689; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 30. Att a Town Meeting August ye 9th 1689 .. 3ly Voted yt Mr. John Saffin John Allen & Hugh Cole be hereby with ye Townsmen Impowred to form & fix A Schedule to ye Release from Majr Bradford obtained & And to enter ye allowed Inhabitants therein & their Several Stations & Intrests & to proportion the Summs to be pd by ye freement & Showemot men & finally to so such things about ye Premisses as needful according to prudence & Justice.

20. VR - Death of Spouse; 31 Oct 1692; Swansea, Bristol Co., MA 31. Elizabeth, wife of Hugh Cole (formerly of Jacob Cooke) at Swanzey in her 57th yeare dyed october, 31:

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Nov 1655; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. The beirthes of the Children of hugh Cole Now of Swansey whoe was somtimes Inhabitant of the Towne of Plymouth in this Jurisdiction of New Plymouth. James Cole the son of Hugh Cole was borne in the yeer 1665 November the 8th.

2. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Mar 1658/59; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. Hugh Cole the son o Hugh Cole was borne the 15th of March 1658

3. VR - Birth of Child; 16 May 1660; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. John Cole the son of Hugh Cole senir was borne the 16th of May 1660

4. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Apr 1662; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. Martha Cole Daughter of hugh Cole was borne the 14th of Aprill 1662

5. VR - Birth of Child; 14 Oct 1664; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. Anna Cole the Daughter of Hugh Cole was Borne on october the 14th 1664 [26th was first written, but it was changed to "14th" in a different ink]

6. VR - Birth of Child; 15 May 1668; Plymouth, Plymouth Co., MA 11. Joseph Cole, the son of Hugh Cole was born the 15th of May 1668

   3 M    ii. John Foxwell 13 was born in England and was buried on 21 Sep 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.
   4 F    iii. Martha Foxwell 13 was baptized on 22 Apr 1638 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 24 Mar 1638/39; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. [Richard Foxwell his Daughter] Martha [borne] the 24 of March 1638

2. VR - Marriage; 9 May 1659; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. Samuell Bacon & Martha Foxwell Maryed the 9th of May 1659

3. VR - Birth of Child; 9 Mar 1659/60; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. Samell, son of Samell Bacon & Martha Foxwell borne

4. VR - Birth of Child; 6 Jan 1661/62; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. Martha, daughter of Samell Bacon & Martha Foxwell, his wife

   5 F    iv. Ruth Foxwell 13 was baptized on 4 Apr 1641 in Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 13.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; Mar 1641/42; Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA 11. [Richard Foxwell his Daughter] Ruth [borne] the __ of March 1641



Sources


1. Justin Windsor, Abstracts of the Earliest Wills in the Probate Office, Plymouth, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 5, October 1851, p. 385 & subsequent.) Vol 7, p 177-8.

2. The Great Migration Begins.

3. Charles Edward Banks, The Planters of the Commonwealth; A Study of the Emigrants & Emigration in Colonial Times: to which are added Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the Ships which Brought Them; Their English Homes, and the Places of Their Settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640, (1930). p 73.

4. Transcribed from the original manuscript by Ezra Stiles; transcribed from Stiles MS by Amos Otis, Scituate & Barnstable Church Records, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 279). 9:281.

5. Rev. Lucius E. Paige, List of Freemen [from Colonial Records], (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 3, January 1849, p. 89 & subsequent). 3:90.

6. David Hamblen, transcriber, First Settlers of Barnstable, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 2, January 1848, p 64 & subsequent). 2:64.

7. Transcribed from the original manuscript by Ezra Stiles; transcribed from Stiles MS by Amos Otis, Scituate & Barnstable Church Records, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 279). 9:282.

8. Nathaniel Shurtleff, transcriber, List of Those Able to Bear Arms in the Colony of New Plymouth in 1643, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 4, July 1850, p 255). 4:258.

9. Transcribed from the original manuscript by Ezra Stiles; transcribed from Stiles MS by Amos Otis, Scituate & Barnstable Church Records, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 279). 9:285.

10. Richard D. Pierce, ed., The Records of the First Church in Boston, 1630-1868, (Boston 1961). 18; cited in The Great Migration Begins.

11. Vital Records for Plymouth Colony, (Search & Research).

12. Jim Bullock , Rehoboth Roots, (RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project).

13. Transcribed from the original manuscript by Ezra Stiles; transcribed from Stiles MS by Amos Otis, Scituate & Barnstable Church Records, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 9, Jul 1855, p 279).

14. James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, 4 Vols., (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co., c. 1981). Vol I, p 426-7.

15. Records of the Town of Plymouth 1636 to1705: Volume I, (1889). p 19-20.

16. Sexual Misconduct in Plymouth Colony, Appendices I and II, (http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/users/deetz/Plymouth/Lauria2.html [14 Jul 2000]).

17. The Great Migration Begins. p 971.

18. Records of the Town of Plymouth 1636 to1705: Volume I, (1889). p 45.

19. ibid. p 51.

20. ibid. p 73.

21. ibid. p 82.

22. ibid. p 84.

23. ibid. p 86.

24. ibid. p 88-89.

25. ibid. p 90.

26. ibid. p 102.

27. ibid. p 100.

28. Robert Anderson, Swansea, Massachusetts, Baptist Church Records, (New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Vol 139, January 1985, p 21 & subsequent).

29. Swansea Town Records (1670-1718). p 84; cited in NEHGR 97:322.

30. ibid. p 85; cited NEHGR 97:322.

31. Plymouth Church Records, Vol. I and II, 1620-1859, (Boston, MA: Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1923; on-line at Ancestry.Com [11 Dec 2000]).

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